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How to Turn on Airdrop on iPhone XS

Airdrop enables users to share photos, documents, videos, and more wirelessly over Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Before enabling Airdrop on your iPhone XS, make sure that your iPhone and the devices you want to share content with are running iOS 7 or later. 

To turn on Airdrop, launch the Settings app on your iPhone XS Max, then tap General. Next, select AirDrop from the list of options. If you don’t see AirDrop, you won’t be able to use it on your iPhone XR.

What Is Airdrop?

Airdrop is Apple’s new wireless file-sharing system. It allows you to share files wirelessly with other devices that have the same operating system and are near you. This can be accessed by going into the Control Center and tapping the airdrop button. 

You will then be able to see any other device in range and can choose which files or photos you want to share with that device. Once you tap send on your computer, it will show up instantly on the receiver’s phone, as well as show up in their airdrop window. 

If someone chooses to send something back to your computer, it’ll show up as an incoming transfer notification. To use this, just click the icon and it’ll open up a folder for you. 

It doesn’t matter if you’re at home, work, or in another city-you will always be able to access your iCloud storage when using airdrop! 

How Do I Connect to AirDrop?

Open Control Center by sliding up from the bottom of the screen. Tap AirDrop. Choose who you want to share with. If you don’t see their icon, tap Other and enter their name or email address. If they have an Apple ID set up on their device, they should show up automatically next time. If not, go back to Control Center and tap it again to refresh the list of people nearby who are also using AirDrop and select them again. 

You can only share files with someone once every 15 minutes. You can disable AirDrop in the Settings app under General>AirDrop if you don’t want to use this feature. If a person is too far away for AirDrop, they may still appear in the contacts tab. 

Tapping on that person will let you choose how to communicate with them (phone, text message). It’s very useful when you’re sitting at a table in a crowded room with lots of other people!

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How To Turn on Airdrop on iPhone XS / XR / XS Max

To turn on AirDrop, swipe up from the bottom of your screen and tap the AirDrop icon. Now, if you want to share content with one person, tap their name in the list. To share content with everyone in your contacts, click Everyone. 

If you want to share content with people not in your contacts or just a specific group of people, click Contacts and select the appropriate contacts.

 For example, if you want to share an image, tap Select and pick an image from your library. You can then select up to nine contacts, or click Everyone and let anyone in your area receive a notification. When you’re finished, tap Share and send it off. 

Be warned that anyone who receives your share will see not only your name but also where you are in addition to a preview of the content. They’ll know exactly what they’re going to get before they accept your offer, so use this sparingly. Once they accept it, the file transfers automatically.

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